America's First National Historic Site

Established on March 17, 1938 as the first National Historic Site in the United States, Salem Maritime National Historic Site consists of nine acres of land and twelve historic structures along the Salem waterfront, as well as a downtown visitor center. Located in the urban setting of Salem, the park preserves and interprets over 600 years of New England's maritime history and global connections.

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Top 10 Tips for Visiting Salem Maritime

Use these insider tips to make the most out of your national park adventure at Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

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Things To Do

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Explore education programs, classroom materials, and professional development opportunities at Salem Maritime.

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Basic Information

Learn the essential information needed to plan your visit.

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Preservation and Repair Projects

Get updates about ongoing preservation, repair, and construction projects at the park.

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Places To Go

Discover historic sites and structures at Salem Maritime!

Last updated: May 17, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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